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Tangles with trains
Stepping off a platform into thin air and other disability travel hazards
‘I slid down the banisters and fell on my head’
Thriller writer Liz Nugent on the legacy of a childhood accident and her bestsellers.
'I will drop you in awkwardness'
The disabled person's sassy guide to surviving annoying encounters
Why the hashtag #ThingsDisabledPeopleKnow went viral
Why the hashtag #ThingsDisabledPeopleKnow resonates with some and gets others thinking.
My daughter has my disability and that’s OK
Actor Jack Binstead knew there was a chance Daisy would have brittle bones like him
Disabled People Are Hot
Why has the hashtag #DisabledPeopleAreHot suddenly gone viral?
The gig emergency that made music accessible
Suzanne Bull reveals how an accident at a music festival led to a Queen’s Birthday honour
This disabled comedian is a Jerk
American comedian Tim Renkow reveals all about his new TV series - Jerk.
Deaf Poets Society (Repeat)
Deaf poet Raymond Antrobus, winner of a Ted Hughes Poetry prize, talks to BBC Ouch.
The artist who believes he’s a zombie
Martin O'Brien has lived beyond two life expectancy points and now calls himself a zombie
Sex, with these hips?
Ever been lost in the moment only to realise your hips are about to dislocate?
What’s the beef with McDonald’s paper straws?
Getting rid of plastic straws is a simple way to reduce waste...unless you rely on them
'I realised not everyone has to be a Paralympian'
Artists Jackie Hagan and Conor A join BBC Ouch at the I'm Here, Where Are You? festival
The challenge of being a teacher with Tourette's
Natalie is a primary school teacher and also has Tourette's syndrome.
The rising stars of Eurovision who pulled out of the final
Why did The Shalva Band, a group of disabled musicians from Israel, quit Eurovision?
'We bought a pub for our 12-year-old son'
Ben, 12, uses a wheelchair - he also loves live music, so his parents bought him a pub.
Trust me, I’m a disabled doctor
Limb loss, dyslexia and mental health difficulties - and that's just the medical staff.
Living while dying
Lucy Watts is living her best life while planning for the end.
The boffins who solve disability problems
From supportive body suits to a beeping football - what gadget do you need?
Dear Mr Dead Head
We chat to Elektric Apple – the theatre company where everyone has a learning disability.
Dear Janine - Please can I borrow your nipples?
The lost battery which nearly sparked a terror alert to the woman who's lost her nipples.
This love story between two comedians with cerebral palsy will melt your heart
The best eavesdrop on a conversation you'll hear all week
Jellyballs (Storytelling live part 2)
Joe Wells on the one time that eye contact was OK for him
Why fat guide dogs can be taken away
The unforeseen consequences when a guide dog visits the vet
The secret life of a teenager with MS
Bella reveals what it's like to live with MS as a teenager.
How brave and powerful are you?
'I have exploding head syndrome'
How migraines are much more than a headache for comedian Rachel Creeger.
Adult women don't want 'Daddy's little princess' written on their T-shirts
Influencer Sinead Burke talks to Ouch about fashion and equality
Getting a fashion fix as a disabled model
Disability and fashion: Giving people something to stare at
"I was expecting mediocrity ... you blew me away"
If you think 'disability doesn't have talent' just listen to this
Tom, The Greatest Dancer and cystic fibrosis
Tom's into round two of The Greatest Dancer but how does he manage his cystic fibrosis?
How not to tell someone they have Parkinson's
Dave Clark on being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in the most "horrible" way
Liz Carr: Silent Witness star reveals film role
Liz talks about her first big budget Hollywood movie, grief and representation
The new boy on Sex Education and the magician with OCD
Sex Education's George Robinson and magician Fergus Flanagan chat fame, OCD and magic.
‘We accidentally posted a video about diabetes, and it went viral’
The diabetic best friends who accidentally became social media stars
Disabled and out of money in North Korea
After Jite had rare MS treatment he decided to mark it by heading to North Korea.
Welcome to The Cabin Fever Podcast
Fun and frank disability chat to get you through the days of Covid-19.
Kate and Holly’s isolation diary
Kate and Holly went into isolation early, but how are they coping?
Coronavirus has its red letter day
'Suddenly you get this text...'
Kate and Holly turn back the isolation clock, while their neighbours serenade them
"We're temporarily cancelling your career"
What do you do if coronavirus temporarily stunts your burgeoning career?
'Decontaminating our cans of beans one by one'
“Is it just us who disinfects food deliveries?”
Styling out coronavirus with diabetes and tie-dye
The Diabetic Duo talk coronavirus, emotional blood sugar levels and tie-dye loungewear.
'We're all a bit wonky'
Week four: Frustrations, freak outs and yet more Frozen
'Me and the guide dog went into lockdown so I adopted a cat'
From San Francisco to Perth - what's the lowdown on lockdown for the disabled community?
"It would be tempting fate to pack a hospital bag"
Isolation is ... DIY haircuts, NHS texts and CBeebies
'I hope they'll make masks with cut-outs for lips'
The challenge of lip-reading during coronavirus
'I feel a lot of pressure to keep Holly alive'
Kate's isolation diary continues with guilt, DIY and picky eating.
‘I returned to nursing the day the pandemic was declared’
Twelve years after being sectioned, Hannah chose a tough time to return to nursing.
'We should all be allowed to say "this is really hard"'
Lack of exercise and support causes Kate physical pain
When Cabin Fever met 1800 Seconds on Autism
Robyn and Jamie from the 1800 Seconds on Autism podcast, join the Cabin Fever team.
'I can't believe we're arguing about this!'
High emotions, robot helpers and eggs
Meet the 'Vulnerables': Baroness Jane Campbell
Baroness Jane Campbell reveals why she hates the term 'vulnerable people'.
‘When the pandemic started, my panic attacks stopped’
Ouch favourites, Mark and Seaneen, talk mental health during this pandemic.
Will an automated vacuum cleaner make life easier for Kate?
Meet the 'Vulnerables': Jamie Hale
Octavia Woodward chats with the trans and disabled performer.
A blood test out of the car window
Kate and Holly have done 12 weeks of isolating
‘Imagine that, disabled and black!’
The paralysed duo tackling gun violence and discrimination through Hip Hop
A&E in lockdown: Scout fractures her arm
'It's horrible being her Mum, waiting outside whilst my baby is in hospital.'
Alex Brooker: ‘I’m the most comfortable I’ve ever been with my disability’
The Last Leg host on fatherhood, identity and being competitive
'My house became a bit like rehab’
How one young recovering alcoholic stayed sober during lockdown.
Maskcast: “If I’m struggling, be kind”
A deaf, blind and autistic take on wearing and removing face coverings
The couple staying home until everyone wears masks in public.
'Did anyone else miss sex during chemo?'
Online dating whilst recovering from cancer in a pandemic.
The schoolgirl who broke her neck and became a racing driver
Nathalie was 16 when she broke her neck - years later she became a career racing driver
'It is possible to be tired and in pain and happy at the same time'
People with chronic illness give advice to those with extreme fatigue after Covid-19.
'Remember when we were stockpiling toilet roll'
Highlights from our much loved Isolation Diary series.
‘I miss the office banter’
Many of us are working from home, but given the choice – would you return to the office?
‘There’s no right way to be a student’
Starting Uni and managing a disability? Hear from graduates who lived and loved it!
There’s Covid On Campus
How are disabled uni students coping now Covid-19 is on campus?
‘I couldn’t hear my voice’
Morgan Fox became deaf overnight and now runs Ireland’s first pro cycling programme.
'I was howling with pain and there was blood everywhere'
Frank Gardner on personal life, Arabian adventures and the nitty gritty of disability.
Disabled actor Mat Fraser relives his best and worst auditions
CripTales: The Real Deal
Liz Carr’s character thinks her neighbour is a benefits cheat.
It is 1968 and a disabled woman is pregnant. What next?
The DDA and Me
Nikki Fox speaks to young and old disabled guests around the podcast table.
‘Well Defined Chaos’
The 1800 Seconds on Autism podcast is back
‘I need to remind myself to talk to people’
Loneliness levels in the UK are at their highest – so how are disabled people coping?
The Ouch Quizmas Special 2020
The Christmas quiz featuring festive dilemmas and the big disability news of the year.
Mentally interesting: Loss
Meet our new duo who talk about the awkward stuff so you don’t have to
Parenting in a pandemic, with a learning disability
Actress Donna Lavin on WFH, screaming at walls and struggles with masks.
The Mental Health Act and Me
Raf and Ashley share their stories of being detained under the Mental Health Act.
Being disabled in the third lockdown
As Lockdown returns so does our Isolation Diaries podcast
Katie and Harvey Price on growing up and moving out
The disabled 18-year-old and his mum on communication, care and fulfilling potential.
'Waiting for the vaccine is like waiting on a kidney'
Holly has been shielding for 11 months and frustration is growing
I sat outside Gran's funeral
Shielder Holly could not accompany her wife into the crematorium.
Mentally Interesting: The bum-kicking machine
That feeling of shame and how to avoid it
The day of the jab
Before, during and after Holly's Covid vaccination
‘I’m having a rest in the car, with no one screaming my name’
Snow, vaccines and parenting in pain.
'I didn’t even know what bisexual was'
The unique challenges that come with having a learning disability and being LGBT
Let’s add partner guilt to disability lockdown woes
Kate's body aches so she can't always be there for her wife.
'There's a difference between home-schooling and emergency education'
Starting nursery and back-to-school fears after isolating
Mentally Interesting: My grief
Thoughtful Conversations about grieving and mental health
'The school phoned, Scout's hurt'
The post lockdown return to school ends with a bump.
'Dating & Disability - how to navigate the agencies'
Can disabled people find success with dating agencies?
'We adopted a disabled child during the pandemic'
Podcasters Kate and Holly on the high points of the last year
Did I think of myself as gay and disabled 10 years ago?
The census causes Kate and Holly to consider their identities
Lockdown: The anniversary no one wanted
Reflecting on a year in lockdown with Nikki Fox.
‘I really wanted to give Mum and Dad a hug – it was awkward’
After months apart how does it feel when you can see but can't touch loved ones?
‘Friendly fire’ in my brain led to me being wrongly sectioned
Lucy Dawson on how “friendly fire” from her immune system led to her becoming disabled.
Do we get a 'lockdown dog' to help our disabled child?
Parents Kate and Holly consider whether their adopted toddler needs animal assistance.